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Monday, May 25, 2020



Cyclone Amphan: Cab Secy holds third meeting to review preparedness

May 19, 2020 10:27 pm

Amphan moved over west central Bay of Bengal northwards with a speed of 180 kmph this afternoon at 2.30 pm as an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm

Amphan heads for Bengal, now labelled a super cyclone

May 19, 2020 7:50 am

The West Bengal government has started evacuating people from coastal areas to cyclone centres. “Instructions have been given to officials in this regard,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

What is cyclone Amphan?

May 15, 2020 6:22 pm

Cyclone Amphan alert: Heavy rainfall at isolated places is also likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands on May 15 and 16. Coastal Odisha is likely to experience light to moderate rainfall with heavy falls at a few places on May 18.

IMD releases list of 169 names for tropical cyclones

April 28, 2020 11:37 pm

The names of the cyclones in the list include Amphan, Nisarga (Bangladesh), Gati (India) and Nivar (Iran).

Cyclone in Arabian Sea could drench Tamil Nadu, Kerala this week

December 03, 2019 6:57 am

India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated that this system, which is headed towards the Somalia coast, is set to concentrate into a depression by Tuesday and intensify into a cyclonic storm by December 4.

Maharashtra: Cyclone Bulbul will delay onset of winter

November 08, 2019 2:26 pm

On Thursday morning, the deep depression intensified into a cyclonic storm, and it will further strengthen to a severe cyclonic storm over the next 24 hours, moving west-northwestward to Odisha, West Bengal and Bangladesh.

Cyclone Maha weakens into depression

November 08, 2019 12:50 am

IMD has predicted light to moderate rainfall over south Gujarat with heavy rainfall at isolated places.

Cyclone Maha weakens, will skirt Gujarat coast: IMD

November 06, 2019 1:49 pm

Though no major damages are expected due to weakening of the cyclone, minor damages are still exepcted in some of these coastal districts.

Cyclone Maha weakens rapidly, may hit coast near Diu on Nov 7

November 06, 2019 7:47 am

Coastal districts of Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Surat, Bharuch, Anand, Ahmedabad, Botad, Porbandar and Union Territories of Daman and Diu have been put on alert.

Cyclone Maha to bring more rain in Mumbai, parts of state tomorrow

November 05, 2019 4:01 am

After the recent heavy rain across the state, standing crop on about a third of farmland, spread across 325 talukas and 52.2 lakh hectares, was damaged. However, with the rain forecast for the days ahead, government officials anticipate more crop damage.


Mozambique: More than 1 lakh at risk after second cyclone in 6 weeks

April 29, 2019 4:06 pm

Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, continued to pound the northeastern city of Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction. One death has been confirmed so far and 160,000 people are at risk, with more torrential rain forecast for the days ahead.

Cyclone Idai claims more than 1,000 lives in Zimbabwe, Mozambique

March 22, 2019 6:58 am

The cyclone hit land near Beira on Thursday and moved inland throughout the weekend, leaving heavy rains in its trail on Tuesday. More rural areas remained unaccessible.

Cyclone Titli claims 16 lives in Odisha, 8 in Andhra Pradesh

October 15, 2018 10:55 am

As Cyclone Titli made landfall near the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border last week, at least sixteen people were killed in Odisha and eight people in Andhra Pradesh till now.

Fierce storm lashes southeast Australia

April 22, 2015 9:07 am

The storm has pounded Sydney and other parts of New South Wales state since Monday.

The Big Picture: After the waves pulled back

December 21, 2014 12:05 pm

Two natural disasters struck the coast of Tamil Nadu, both in the month of December — one, a cyclone 50 years ago, and the other, the tsunami of 2004.


Dyson Cyclone V10, JBL BoomBox and Zebronics Closic Mirror: 3 offbeat gadgets

August 03, 2018 11:57 am

We look at three gadgets that are different but still worth recommending. The Dyson Cyclone V10 absolute pro cordless vacuum cleaner, JBL BoomBox and Zebronics Closic Mirror have unique features, but still good enough to make for good buys.

India sends 44 tonnes of relief material to help Fiji

February 25, 2016 4:07 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Government of India (GoI) is sending relief material to help cyclone hit Fiji. Relief material, which is being airlifted from New Delhi and Chennai, is being sent to Fiji's capital Suva. The relief material includes basic food supplies, medicines, tents and kitchen sets. The relief material is being sent in consultation with Officiating Ambassador of India in the Fiji capital Suva. The island nation of Fiji was hit by category five Cyclone Winston, with wind speed 325 km/hr and waves up to 12m high. The cyclone has caused widespread damage to the housing stock and power disruption in the island nation.